CFSEU-BC recover stolen firearms after spotting vehicle involved in break-and-enter

ON July 15, the Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) was conducting proactive enforcement patrols in the Langley area when they noticed a silver SUV with two males inside parked outside a business in the 21600-block of Fraser Highway.

A query about the vehicle resulted in the UGET officers being notified that the vehicle had been involved in a break-and-enter to a residence in which several firearms were stolen. As the UGET officers approached the vehicle, both male occupants quickly exited the vehicle. One male immediately complied with police and was arrested, while the other fled but was taken into custody.

This incident resulted in the seizure of the following items:

– Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun with the stock sawed off

– Lakefield Mk2 22.LR bolt action rifle with loaded magazine

– silver spring assisted knife

– 3 large fixed blade knifes

– 1 radio jammer device

– 12 gauge shotgun shells

Both males were released pending further investigation and criminal charges.

The UGET is the CFSEU-BC’s highly visible uniformed presence. These officers work to prevent ongoing violence using disruption and/or enforcement action through a visible, proactive presence in the community. By conducting intelligence-led high visibility enforcement on individuals or groups who pose the greatest risk to public safety, the UGET is able to remove dangerous offenders and weapons off the streets.

“CFSEU-BC utilizes intelligence to proactively deploy our UGET teams throughout the province seven days a week, enhancing public safety,” says Superintendent Bill Spearn, Operations Support Officer for the CFSEU-BC.  “We are very pleased that officers were able to take these dangerous weapons, firearms and associated ammunition off the streets.”